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Energy & Climate Campaign Associate

The Wilderness Society

Washington, DC ~ July 19, 2017

General Description

The Wilderness Society (TWS) is expanding its Energy and Climate Program which works to defend places too wild to drill and ensures public lands are managed as part of a solution to climate change. TWS seeks a highly motivated and organized individual to join our Energy and Climate team in DC to help ensure effective implementation and coordination of strategies and tactics to advance our campaigns goals.

TWS is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We believe public lands belong to and should benefit all of us. We strive to ensure our organization and work embodies the cultures and perspectives of people and communities across our nation, and connects and inspires people to care about the outdoors.

Reporting to the Senior Director of the Energy and Climate Program, the Energy and Climate Campaign Associate will help ensure effective and timely implementation of core campaign activities by working closely with campaign, communications, policy and planning, government relations, research and regional staff across the nation. The Campaign Associate will be responsible for researching and developing written advocacy and communication materials with members of the Energy and Climate team. This is a highly collaborative role that involves quick turnaround and attention to detail to help ensure the needs of the program are met.

This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Energy and Climate Campaign Associate will integrate these priorities throughout our advocacy work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.

 **This position is located in our DC Office. Relocations assistance is not available**

Specific Duties Include:

  • Provide support to the Energy and Climate team by helping to research and produce advocacy materials including but not limited to fact sheets, reports, issue briefs and web content.
  • Assist with implementation of key campaign strategies to reduce the impact oil, gas and coal development has on our wildlands and climate while advancing responsible renewable energy projects
  • Ensure effective and timely coordination across all elements of the Energy and Climate Program, especially our priority campaigns, and help track measurable accomplishments.
  • Contribute to implementation of impactful communications strategies to influence national policy to on-the-ground advocacy.
  • Assist with outreach and help organize events to drive attention to major issues affecting conservation outcomes from public lands energy decisions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • 1 to 3 years of experience related to organizing or advocacy campaigns.  
  • Experience working to plan, organize, and execute public events, preferably in coordination with a diverse set of partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with many simultaneous moving pieces.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Exceptionally well-organized with strong attention to detail and effective time management skills.
  • Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

 Desired Characteristics

  • Motivated, self-starter with the ability to take initiative, develop ideas and see them through implementation.
  • Proven ability to serve in a variety of roles within a high-functioning team.
  • Superb organizational and communications skills combined with the ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Ability to work effectively with many different interests and personalities in a fun and collegial but occasionally stressful atmosphere.

The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a retirement plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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